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Eurozone sees boost in morale

first_img whatsapp Show Comments ▼ by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May LikeMisterStoryWoman Files For Divorce After Seeing This Photo – Can You See Why?MisterStoryTotal PastThe Ingenious Reason There Are No Mosquitoes At Disney WorldTotal PastMoneyPailShe Was A Star, Now She Works In ScottsdaleMoneyPailSerendipity TimesInside Coco Chanel’s Eerily Abandoned Mansion Frozen In TimeSerendipity TimesNoteabley25 Funny Notes Written By StrangersNoteableyHistorical GeniusHe Was The Smartest Man Who Ever Lived – But He Led A Miserable LifeHistorical GeniusWanderoamIdentical Twins Marry Identical Twins – But Then The Doctor Says, “STOP”WanderoamMagellan TimesThis Is Why The Roy Rogers Museum Has Been Closed For GoodMagellan TimesElite HeraldExperts Discover Girl Born From Two Different SpeciesElite Herald Monday 29 November 2010 7:56 pm EUROZONE economic sentiment rose to a three-year high in November, the EU announced yesterday.Despite problems in the periphery, the Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) rose by 1.5 points in the 16-country currency block. It also increased by 1.3 per cent across the EU.The results were boosted by a strong German increase of 2.8 points, while UK improvement was less pronounced, at 0.5 points.The news came as the European Commission revised up its projection for German GDP growth for this year to 3.7 per cent. Share KCS-content center_img whatsapp Tags: NULL Eurozone sees boost in morale Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofNew England Patriots’ Cam Newton says no extra motivation from Mac Jones’SportsnautHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family Prooflast_img read more

News Corp ups ante on BSkyB

first_img News Corp ups ante on BSkyB whatsapp whatsapp Show Comments ▼ Tuesday 8 March 2011 7:25 pm KCS-content Tags: NULL Share Read This NextRicky Schroder Calls Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl ‘Ignorant Punk’ forThe WrapCNN’s Brian Stelter Draws Criticism for Asking Jen Psaki: ‘What Does theThe WrapDid Donald Trump Wear His Pants Backwards? Kriss Kross Memes Have AlreadyThe WrapPink Floyd’s Roger Waters Denies Zuckerberg’s Request to Use Song in Ad:The WrapHarvey Weinstein to Be Extradited to California to Face Sexual AssaultThe Wrap2 HFPA Members Resign Citing a Culture of ‘Corruption and Verbal Abuse’The Wrap’The View’: Meghan McCain Calls VP Kamala Harris a ‘Moron’ for BorderThe Wrap’Black Widow’ First Reactions: ‘This Is Like the MCU’s Bond Movie’The Wrap’Small Axe’: Behind the Music Everyone Grooved On in Steve McQueen’sThe Wrap NEWS Corp chief operating officer Chase Carey upped the ante yesterday in negotiations to buy BSkyB, claiming his company has already offered a “fair price” of 700p.The BSkyB board has previously hinted it will recommend a bid of over 800p a share but the broadcaster has continued to strengthen its position since then, hitting its target of 10m subscribers and increasing its first-half profits by 40 per cent year-on-year.Carey said News Corp is still focused on getting the proposed transaction through regulatory clearance and said his company had already valued BSkyB fairly.But BSkyB investors including Fidelity, which owns three per cent, and hedge fund boss Frank Brosens, who owns 1.18 per cent, are hoping to push the price as high as 950p a share. BSkyB shares closed yesterday at 828.50p, up from 763p just a month earlier.Talks between the two sides were broken off while regulatory clearance was sought, with culture secretary Jeremy Hunt finally giving the green light earlier this month. last_img read more

Betway to pay £11.6m over player protection and AML failings

first_img Tags: Online Gambling Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Regions: UK & Ireland Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Betway has agreed to pay a record settlement worth £11.6m (€13.2m/$14.9m) after the GB Gambling Commission found the igaming operator had breached a number of social responsibility and money laundering regulations related to high-spending customers.The case focused around the activity of seven ‘VIP’ players between November 2014 and November 2017, following complaints from customers and other agencies. The Commission said three of the customers were the subject of police investigations, which found that stolen money had been spent with Betway.During its investigation, the Commission said it identified “systemic historical failings” in the how Betway identified and interacted with customers at higher risk of money laundering and problem gambling.Commission executive director Richard Watson said that the operator’s actions ultimately suggested there was “little regard for the welfare of its VIP customers or the impact on those around them”.According to the regulator, these failings stemmed from inadequate anti-money laundering (AML) and social responsibility policies and processes and senior management oversight. As such, the regulator said, Betway had ineffective controls to identify customers at risk of gambling harm or money laundering.In terms of specific failings, the Commission noted one example where Betway failed to carry out a source of funds checks on a VIP customer who deposited over £8m and lost more than £4m during a four-year period. There were 51 occasions on which Betway should have initiated an interaction with the customer, but it only did so on 12. The person’s account was only shut down once the operator was contacted by the police.Meanwhile, one customer held 11 separate accounts with Betway and deposited more than £494,000 over a period of one year and five months. Betway carried out 18 reviews of these deposits, but did not check the player’s source of funds as the customer failed to trigger its financial thresholds in place at the time. The player in question was subsequently convicted of fraud.Another customer deposited and lost £187,000 in two days, with Betway failing to carry out effective social responsibility interactions with the player in that time. In addition, one player deposited £1.6m and lost more than £700,000 over three years – a period during which he was unemployed.Focusing on the specific failings, in terms of failure to identify problem gambling behaviour, the Commission found Betway in breach of social responsibility code provision 3.4.1(1). This requires licensees to have effect policies and procedures for customer interaction where there are concerns their behaviour may indicate problem gambling.Betway accepted it had failed in its duties as it did not implement a customer interaction policy until April 2015, while this did not have a specific provision for VIP until January 2017. The operator also said these policies and procedures in place did not always prompt effective interactions with at-risk customers.Meanwhile, the Commission’s investigation identified weaknesses in Betway’s AML controls between 2014 and 2018, and found the operator in breach several of its licence conditions.Firstly, licence condition 12.1.2 (1) requires holders to have and implement the measures required by the Money Laundering Regulations 2007, superseded by new regulations introduced in 2017.Betway agreed it had failed in its duties, saying that it did not conduct sufficient ongoing monitoring of its business relationship with customers, nor did it apply enhanced customer due diligence and ongoing monitoring when customers were spending high amounts.The operator conceded that it had not kept full records of the evidence and supporting documents for due diligence checks, nor did it establish appropriate and risk-sensitive policies to stop money laundering and terrorist financingAlso in relation to money laundering, the Commission found Betway in breach of licence condition 12.1.1 relating to the prevention of money laundering and terrorist financing.Betway accepted that, between November 2014 and December 2018, it did not have adequate AML controls in place. The operator said its risk assessments were not appropriate, while its AML policies and processes were not effective, and procedures and controls were not appropriate to mitigate risks identified.The Commission noted Betway cooperated with its enquiries and acknowledged widespread shortcomings in the effectiveness of its policies and procedures for customer interaction and senior management oversight.Betway will therefore pay £5.8m in lieu of a financial penalty, which will be used to help deliver the Commission’s National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms. It will divest a further £5.8m to help refund victims identified in the case, while Betway will cover the costs of the regulatory investigation.As part of the settlement, Betway will also undertake a number of wide-reaching business reviews. These will include an independent review of current policies and processes, its operation, resourcing, quality control and oversight, as well as a compliance-led review of current UK customers not reviewed in the past six months and require review applying to AML and social responsibility processes.Betway will also undertaken a full assessment of its top 25 customers by gross gaming yield (GGY) and top 25 customers by deposit for 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 to consider whether any of the failings identified are evidenced and if so, to divest the GGY accordingly.The operator will also review any new high or higher risk customers as may be identified by the Commission, as well as conduct a review of the next 12-month compliance development road maps.“As part of our ongoing programme of work to make gambling safer we are pushing the industry to make rapid progress on the areas that we consider will have the most significant impact to protect consumers,” Watson explained. “The treatment and handling of high value customers is a significant piece of that work and operators are in no doubt about the need to tackle the issue at speed.“We have set tight deadlines for when we expect to see progress and if we do not see the right results then we will have no choice but to take further action,” Watson added. “This case highlights again why progress needs to be made.” Betway has agreed to pay a record settlement worth £11.6m (€13.2m/$14.9m) after the GB Gambling Commission found the igaming operator had breached a number of social responsibility and money laundering regulations related to high-spending customers. 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Delaware sports betting revenue down in March

first_img Delaware sports betting revenue down in March 20th April 2020 | By contenteditor AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter The Delaware Lottery has reported a year-on-year fall in sports betting revenue for March, but the $571,486 generated by operators during the month was higher than the total collected in February 2020.Revenue in the five weeks to March 20 was down 64.3% from $1.6m last year, but when looking at the results on a month-on-month basis, revenue was up an impressive 257.6% from $159,800 in the previous month.Players wagered a total of $3.9m on sports in March, a huge drop from $10.5m in the same month last year, though betting options were significantly limited due to the cancellation of many sporting events as a result of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak.Delaware Park retained top spot in the state’s market after posting $340,100 in sports betting revenue from $2.3m in total wagers during the month. Revenue was down 67.3% year-on-year, while player spending also fell 65.2%.Read the full story on iGB North America. The Delaware Lottery has reported a year-on-year fall in sports betting revenue for March, but the $571,486 generated by operators during the month was higher than the total collected in February 2020. Topics: Finance Sports bettingcenter_img Regions: US Delaware Finance Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Email Addresslast_img read more

SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( HY2011 Interim Report

first_imgSIC Insurance Comany Limited ( listed on the Ghana Stock Exchange under the Insurance sector has released it’s 2011 interim results for the half year.For more information about SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the SIC Insurance Comany Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: SIC Insurance Comany Limited (  2011 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileSIC Insurance Company Limited is a leading insurance company in Ghana providing non-life products in the motor, marine and aviation, fire and accident sectors. The motor division covers accidental loss of motorbikes and vehicles and third-party accident, fire and theft. The Marine and Aviation division covers airborne cargoes, ships and fishing vessels, ports and harbour installations and aviation insurance covering aircrafts, cargo and passengers. The Fire division covers accidental destruction of properties including household, personal, commercial and industrial buildings and effects. The Accident division’s coverage ranges from personal and family accidents to cash-in-transit, banker’s indemnity and contractor’s all-risk insurance. SIC Insurance Company also offers workmen’s compensation insurance, general bonds and engineering and construction insurance as well as offering investment, asset and fund management advisory services. SIC Insurance Company was founded in 1955 and its head office is in Accra, Ghana. SIC Insurance Company Limited is listed on the Ghana Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Motor City Pride revs up

first_imgDemanding bathroom justice at Detroit Pride parade, June 12.The Motor City Pride Fest took place in downtown Detroit on June 11-12. The annual event is Michigan’s largest LGBTQ Pride gathering, featuring booths, tables, food, entertainment and the Sunday Pride parade, which kicked off at noon on the 12th.Many of those gathering on the parade route had not yet heard of the mass shootings at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Fla. News of the anti-LGBTQ character of the massacre continued to come in throughout the day.Thousands participated in the parade, with many of the contingents sponsored by corporations such as the Ford Motor Co. and Bank of America. Some unions were represented, including UNITE HERE and the American Federation of Teachers. Other groups and organizations in the LGBTQ community, including community allies, took part.Those lining the parade route cheered as the contingent from the Moratorium Now! Coalition, Workers World Party and FIST (Fight Imperialism, Stand Together) marched past, militantly chanting, “No justice! No peace! No bathroom police!” and other slogans demanding the abolishment of “bathroom laws” targeting transgender people from North Carolina to Michigan.There was steady traffic at the booth shared by Moratorium Now!, WWP and FIST, according to activists with these organizations, with many people expressing an interest in socialism. More than 100 people signed letters to the Michigan Department of Corrections to demand an end to the rape and sexual abuse of LGBTQ prisoners at the Cotton Correctional Facility in Jackson, Mich.On Sunday evening, hundreds attended a vigil in Ferndale, Mich., to mourn those who died in Orlando.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Women of Empowerment Organization provides ‘inclusion and support’

first_imgOlivia Moody Olivia Moody ReddIt Linkedin Twitter Facebook printAfter silently battling issues tied to race on campus, one student created an organization to allow women of color to openly discuss issues they face on campus.Sophomore Dominique Cooke created the Women of Empowerment Organization after she spent two years on campus and realized there wasn’t any organization like this.“Throughout my first year of college, I suffered in silence about the many issues that I was battling because I believed that issues like self-worth, discrimination, racism and being an African American woman at a predominantly white institution were all issues that were unique to only me,” Cooke said.Cooke soon realized other students felt the same and they all needed a source of support on campus.She tweeted on Oct. 29 her organization became officially chartered on campus after she received an email from Student Development Services.I’ve been crying for the past 5 minutes. I’m super excited!!!!!!!! Women of Empowerment is now an OFFICIAL CHARTERED ORGANIZATION AT TCU. I’m absolutely speechless and filled with joy. So much in store for me and this organization. TCU better watch out!— rae of sunshine (@d0miniqueC_) October 29, 2018In order to turn her dream into a reality, Cooke spoke with social work professors, asked for guidance from an advisor and met with Student Development Services (SDS).Sophomore Ariana Williams said she joined the organization to gain a support system from other women who also battle intersectionality issues while on campus.“What I hope to gain is a great support system that can become a larger community where we all can feel heard and where we, as women, can just be vulnerable and open to speaking on the experiences we have similar or dissimilar on campus,” Williams said.The goal of the Women of Empowerment Organization is to educate the TCU community about the issues women of color face to create a safe place of inclusion and support.“My goal is for women of color to leave TCU equipped with the confidence and support system needed for future success,” Cooke said. Twitter Welcome TCU Class of 2025 Previous articleDaylight saving time may affect some students’ moodNext articleSoccer overcomes deficit for first NCAA tournament win Olivia Moody RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR + posts Chicken wings are the Super Bowl champs Olivia Moody Women’s Track and Field adds plethora of new talent to roster Olivia Moody Linkedin World Oceans Day shines spotlight on marine plastic pollution Professors hope to make comic books more relevant on campus TCU places second in the National Student Advertising Competition, the highest in school history ReddIt Born and raised in Denver, Colorado, Olivia was ready to head out of state to follow her passion for journalism. After making the dance team at TCU, this school became the perfect place for her to follow her passion for journalism and her love for dance. Journalism has carried over into her personal life with her recent blog “Liv Greatly.” Using her minor in criminal justice, Olivia’s end goal is to become an investigative reporter. Miller’s floater at the buzzer gives Horned Frogs win over Cowboys Facebook Olivia Moody read more

Pasadena Crime Rate Continues Upward Trajectory, Up 14%

first_img Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Top of the News The overall crime rate in Pasadena during 2013 continued its upward trend relative to 2012 with a year-to-date overall jump of 14%, the Pasadena Police Department said in a monthly crime statistical report released Tuesday night.October spiked by 25% over last October. Police figures show the increase in the number of crimes reported rising to 448 in October, 2013 from the 323 reported during October, 2012.Vehicle burglaries posted a 31% increase this year over the same point last year.In sheer volume, however, thefts are up 24% with 1,383 cases reported.So far this year, the biggest increases have been posted in homicides, which rose to three for the year over last year’s two.In violent crime categories, homicides have risen to three this year over last year’s two; rapes are up by 9%; and assaults (both simple and with a deadly weapon) are each up a modest 2%.The biggest drop in any category came as robberies were down 15%. Make a comment News Feature Stories Pasadena Crime Rate Continues Upward Trajectory, Up 14% Published on Thursday, November 7, 2013 | 3:53 am Business News 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday More Cool Stuff Herbeauty10 Sea Salt Scrubs You Can Make YourselfHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyKeep Your Skin Flawless With These Indian Beauty RemediesHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Tips For Dating As A Single DadHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Most Startling Movie Moments We Didn’t Realize Were InsensitiveHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautycenter_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Subscribe Community News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more

University of Limerick reinstates whistleblowers

first_imgMary Harney is new University of Limerick Chancellor NewsEducationUniversity of Limerick reinstates whistleblowersBy Editor – November 24, 2017 2052 Linkedin TAGSAlan EnglishDes FitzgeraldKieran FitzgeraldLimerick LeaderThorn ReportUniversity of LimerickwhistleblowersWorkplace Relations Commission UL President Dr Des FitzgeraldThe University of Limerick has lifted the suspensions imposed on two whistleblowers who raised issues about irregular practices at the university.The suspensions have been lifted on staff known only as B and C by UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald.The move is part of the UL response to the Thorn report, published two weeks ago, which heavily criticised HR and other practices at the university.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Dr Fitzgerald has also engaged Kieran Fitzgerald, former director general of the Workplace Relations Commission, to act as mediator with the staff who have grievances identified in the Thorn report.He said this, along with a restructuring of senior staff, demonstrates a university that is responding to the serious issues raised and trying to rebuild trust and relationships.Acknowledging that 2017 has been a difficult year for the university he has also apologised to the staff, students, alumni and the people of Limerick who have worked hard to make UL a great university.He also thanked the Limerick Leader newspaper for reporting on the issues involved, and apologised to its former editor Alan English for the misguided legal action taken against him.More news here Email Print Advertisement Previous articleWin cinema ticketsNext articleLimerick lights up memories Editor WhatsAppcenter_img Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick journalism students give a voice to the city Facebook Gala ring to University Concert Hall’s silver bells Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition German academic appointed to new role at University of Limerick Recognition for University of Limerick alumnilast_img read more

The Future of a Career in Appraisals

first_img Mike Albanese is a reporter for DS News and MReport. He is a University of Alabama graduate with a degree in journalism and a minor in communications. He has worked for publications—both print and online—covering numerous beats. A Connecticut native, Albanese currently resides in Lewisville. Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago The Future of a Career in Appraisals Servicers Navigate the Post-Pandemic World 2 days ago June 7, 2019 2,322 Views Fannie Mae’s VP of Single-Family Credit Risk Collateral Management Jacob Williamson discusses the appraisal industry, its evolution, and technological advancements in a new blog post.“You probably didn’t hear from an appraiser on career day at school — I know I didn’t. There seems to be limited awareness of the career opportunities available in the residential appraisal field, and regulatory changes in the wake of the housing crisis a decade ago have contributed to a lack of incentives for entry. At the same time, increasing digitization of the mortgage industry to make it more efficient is creating a sense of urgency for the traditional appraisal process to evolve,” Williamson said.Williamson said 49% of appraisers are between the ages of 51 and 65, and an additional 13% are 66 or older. The issue, he adds, is that 7% of the appraisers have been working in the industry for two years or less, while 52% have been in the industry for more than 20 years.The Appraiser Qualifications Board of the Appraisal Foundation adopted changes in 2018 that state regulatory board have implemented. These changes include education and experience requirements that were modified to remove barriers that have deterred qualified candidates from entering the profession.Among the issues Williamson discusses is the evolution of technology, and how that impacts appraisers moving forward. He added that many appraisers are tasked with determining the value of a property based on a combination of data.“This gives appraisers the option to analyze the data from their desks without having to visit each property. For those who do want to be in the field, instead of relying on the traditional clipboard and tape measure, appraisers now use tablets, laser measuring devices, and even 3-D scans to collect property information,” Williamson said.Williamson said this evolution presents “intriguing new opportunities” for appraisers to work in a variety of ways.“Appraisers can run their own business or work for a company – there is no single career path. This flexibility promotes a healthy work-life balance: Appraisers are often able to pivot working hours around family priorities, taking care of business at the most convenient and productive times of the day,” he said. Appraisal Appraisers 2019-06-07 Mike Albanese Related Articles Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Previous: Another Housing Bubble Ahead? Next: Checking in on Interest Rates About Author: Mike Albanese Data Provider Black Knight to Acquire Top of Mind 2 days ago Share Save Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days agocenter_img Home / Daily Dose / The Future of a Career in Appraisals Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago The Week Ahead: Nearing the Forbearance Exit 2 days ago Governmental Measures Target Expanded Access to Affordable Housing 2 days ago Sign up for DS News Daily in Daily Dose, Featured, News The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago  Print This Post Tagged with: Appraisal Appraisers Demand Propels Home Prices Upward 2 days ago The Best Markets For Residential Property Investors 2 days ago Subscribelast_img read more